Articles by Michelle Bangert

From the Editor: Vision for 2009

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How’s business? In January 2009, this is definitely a loaded question.
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Unconventional NDT

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Conventional NDT methods, such as X-ray and magnetic particle inspection, identify defective parts by scanning for indications of a defect. In addition to these methods, process compensated resonant inspection and phased array, though not the most commonly used, may be the right choice for a particular application.
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Quality Innovations: Single Camera Success

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The USS Exact Scan single camera system inspects the entire body side of a vehicle as it moves down an assembly line, inspecting for features such as badges, emblems, decals, door handles, running boards, wheels, lights, bumpers and body-side cladding.
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Quality Innovations: Industrial Inspection Made Easy

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Dentistry and metrology have more in common than one might think. In the case of Linos Photonics, a dental application led to many more uses for its handheld video inspection device (HVID).
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Quality Innovations: Improve Inline Inspection

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In a sense, the XYZ inline inspection systems from SMAC Inc. (Carlsbad, CA) work as a mini-coordinate measuring machine (CMM) for inline inspection, says Steve Curtiss, applications manager at SMAC Inc.
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From the Editor: NDT Shows Off

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The NDT industry appears to be alive and well, at least among those who attended the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago last month.
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Quality Innovations: High-Speed Inspection

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The Cyprovision Mach 7 is an automated vision inspection system from Dunkley International Inc. that can inspect bolts, washers and screws at throughput rates up to 3,000 parts per minute.
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From the Editor: Autumn Vision

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After a great vision show in Boston, my summer travel schedule was light and as fall approaches, I look forward to traveling again. Whether it is a week at McCormick place in Chicago or returning to Detroit, it should be an interesting season.
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The Fundamentals of Data Collection

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Instead of scratching out notes on paper, savvy manufacturers let their machines collect data and send it directly to a software program. This important inspection data should be treated accordingly.
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Success Story

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With products used in the exploration of space and vessels alone on the open sea, Lockheed Martin is well aware of the importance of quality and safety. Join Quality Magazine as we explore Lockheed Martin’s MS2 business unit in Oldsmar, FL, in this exclusive field report.
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